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GIA Certified 4.42 Carat Three-Stone Emerald Cut Trapezoid Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 4.42 Carat Three Stone Emerald Cut Trapezoid Platinum Ring the main stone weights 4 side diamond approx. 1.00 together
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

GIA Certified 6.33 Carat Round Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A classic engagement ring showcasing a 6.33 carat round brilliant diamond, set in a timeless six-prong solitaire style made in 18k yellow gold. Center diamond is certified by GIA as ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 20.21 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A special and well-crafted ring by Roman Malakov featuring a 20.21 carat emerald cut diamond, accented by a thin diamond halo. Set in an intricate design split-shank mounting made in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

EGL USA Certified 18.75 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
An important piece of jewelry showcasing a square emerald cut weighing 18.75 carats, flanked by four vertical baguette cut diamonds weighing 1.43 carats total. Set in a polished plat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA 5.04 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are looking for an 1920s diamond ring, featuring symmetry, fine detail, and a display of elegance you might consider this ring. This style was a trend in the 1920's and will s...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Platinum and 18 Karat Yellow Gold 4.10 Carat Cushion Cut Yellow Diamond Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: New Composition: Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Primary Stone: Cushion Cut Yellow Diamond Carat Weight: 4.10 Carats Clarity: VS1 Accent Stone: Two Pear Cut Diamonds Carat Weig...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Yellow Gold, Platinum

4 Carat Round GIA Certified E-VS2 Engagement Ring
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
This stunning and classically inspired two tone engagement ring contains the following. The center stone is a GIA Certified round brilliant diamond which has a color and clarity of ...
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Early 2000s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum

3.92 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted 18 Karat Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
3.92ctw O-P/VS2 GIA certified old European cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold ring Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 2.01 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Spectacular Vivid Diamonds engagement ring crafted in platinum, showcasing a stunning GIA Certified round brilliant cut diamond weighing 2.01 carats, H color, VS1 clarity, adorned wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 4.70 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring Long Ratio 1.57
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite long ratio 11.47 mm long emerald cut diamond certified by GIA. The main stone has been certified as vvs1 clarity and J color with a white face and excellent cut and pol...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald

Scarselli 5 Carat Emerald Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring GIA
Located in New York, NY
From SCARSELLI, this vibrant and spectacular 5-carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond GIA certified (see certificate picture for more detailed stone's information) 0.32 carats of yellow ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Deborah Murdoch 18 Karat Yellow Gold Oval 3.01 Carat Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Scotland, GB
18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring by Deborah Murdoch is from the Abundance Collection featuring an oval 3.01ct Diamond Stone. The ring band is slightly planished giving that textural feel an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Platinum 3.15 Carat Cushion Cut Natural Ceylon Sapphire and Yellow Diamond Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: New Composition: Platinum Primary Stone: Cushion Cut Natural No Heat Treatment Ceylon Sapphire Carat Weight: 3.15 Carats Primary Stone: Two Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamonds Cara...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA 1.52 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Gypsy Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic, confident and bold, this gypsy ring is a must-have for any collection. Get yourself this desirable look that everyone is on the hunt for. An original creation; GIA 1.52 cara...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

J. Birnbach GIA Certified 4.14 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
This incredible, vintage ring from the J. Birnbach vault features a GIA certified 4.14 carat Old European cut diamond of J color and SI2 clarity as described by GIA grading report # ...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Anna Sheffield Sapphire and White Diamond Victorian Serpent Ring
Located in New York, NY
3mm blue sapphire with 0.15ctw white diamonds set in 14k rose, yellow, or white gold Each sapphire is unique and may vary in appearance from what is depicted on the site. The Serpe...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

3.85 Carat Old European Diamond Platinum Art Deco Crown Ring GIA Certified
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Gorgeous original Art Deco diamond engagment fashioned in a platinum crown mounting. The 3.85 carat Old European cut diamond is graded L color and VS2 clarity by the GIA. The diamond...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.09 Carat and 3.11 Ct Old European Cut Diamond Toi Et Moi Ring in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Lucerne, CH
This splendid Toi et Moi Ring is set with two beautiful Old European Cut diamonds of 3.09 carats (J colour and vs2 clarity) and 3.11 carats (K colour and si1 clarity). The stones are...
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20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

2.03 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted Platinum Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.03ctw H/VVS2 GIA certified old European cut diamond with 0.31ctw baguette cut diamond accents set in a handcrafted platinum mounting. Ring is a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.50 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond VVS2 Clarity G Color
Located in Rome, IT
An amazing and clear asscher cut diamond certified by GIA Triple Excellent VVS2 CLARITY G COLOR EXCELLENT CUT
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond

Platinum and White Gold Sapphire Ring, Diamonds
Located in Paris, IDF
A platinum and 18Kt white gold ring, centered with a large cushion cut sapphire, weighting about 17 carats, surrounded with two rows of navette and brilliant cut diamonds.  Total wei...
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1970s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, Platinum

Certified 6 Carat Ceylon Royal Blue Sapphire and Rose Cut Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
The HD video says it all! It does not get any better than this and also a great price point. The size, color and clarity are exceptional. The Sri Lanka or Ceylon royal blue sapphire ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

AGL Certified 1920 Antique Burma No Heat Oval Ruby and Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
AGL certified 1920 Antique Burma No heat Oval Ruby And Diamond Ring In 18K Yellow Gold. The details are as follows : Oval Ruby Weight : 2.20 carat ( Burma No heat ) Measurements :...
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1920s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 3.82 Carat Natural Fancy Deep Brownish Orangy Yellow Handmade Ring
Located in New York, NY
This beautifully detailed ring features a GIA certified 3.82 carat marquise brilliant cut diamond of natural, fancy deep, brownish orangy yellow color and VS1 clarity. Set in a handm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Brown Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 5.50 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring Very Long Ratio
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing emerald cut diamond ring the main stone is an exquisite 5.01 carat emerald cut diamond with I color and VVS1 clarity the side diamonds are tapered baguette and very pure m...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Internally Flawless GIA Certified Oval 20.33 Carat Oval Diamond
Located in Rome, IT
An incredible diamond INTERNALLY FLAWLESS GIA Certified Oval 20.33 Carat Oval Diamond
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond

Art Deco 2.17 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully cut original Old European Cut diamond is the centerpiece of this magnificent Art Deco platinum engagement ring from 1930. The higher crown and smaller table, as was the...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

0.94 Carat Natural Emerald and Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Natural Emerald Ring is crafted in 14-karat White gold and features a 0.94 carat 1 Pc Emerald and 48 Pcs Round White Diamonds in GH- I1 quality with 0.18 Ct in a prong...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

2.50 Carat Fire Opal Tsavorite Sapphire 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
Beautiful Fire Opal, Multi Sapphire and Tsavorite Ring. This ring has a 0.95 carat Cushion Cut Fire Opal in the center of the ring and is surrounded by a halo of 12 Multi Sapphires t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Opal, Sapphire, Fire Opal, Tsavorite, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Art Deco Platinum 2.27 Carat Old European Cut Solitaire Diamond Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This platinum ring is a classic beauty. Simple in design but packs a big punch with a beautiful 1.89Ct center. Accented by two perfectly cut baguette diamonds on either side, making ...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Red Spinel Ring Gem 1.33 Carat Rectangular Cushion Loose Unset Gemstone
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bright 1.33 carat Red Spinel cushion gem, offered loose to a fine gem collector. Returns are accepted and paid by us within 7 days of delivery. We offer supreme custom jewelry work u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Spinel, Other, 18k Gold, Platinum

2.91 Carat Blue Sapphire Cushion, Diamond Baguette, White Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous cocktail ring features a beautiful blue sapphire cushion set in 18k white gold with baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds! The center gemstone is an ideal shade of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

2 Carat GIA Certified K-VS2 Emerald Cut Engagement Ring
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
A stunning example of three prong engagement ring perfection. The center stone is a GIA Certified 2 carat Emerald Cut K-VS2. The center stone is accented by 3mm .10 carat each roun...
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Early 2000s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Brown Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

7 Carat Diamond Modern "Toi et Moi" Double Flower Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Tustin, CA
Dazzling and unique, very large and showy, custom 18 karat yellow gold modern version of a "Toi et Moi" cocktail or engagement ring features two matching flowers with invisibly set b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Old Mine Diamond Ring, 18 Karat Victorian
Located in Stamford, CT
Seven white diamonds, brilliant Old Mine Cuts, make an imposing impression in this Victorian ring c. 1880.. I had to breathe deeply when I saw it. It has a beauty that takes over. Ag...
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1880s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

2.12 Carat Heart Blue Sapphire and Pave'd Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Pink Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
This ring is made from a natural heated light blue sapphire from Thailand. It is a perfectly cut hearted shape measuring 2.12 carats in weight. The blue sapphire is prong set with a ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

2.61 Carat GRS Certified Unheated Burmese Ruby and Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
2.61 Carat GRS Certified Unheated Burmese Ruby and Diamond Gold Engagement Ring: A beautiful ring, it features a gorgeous GRS certified oval-cut unheated Burmese ruby weighing 2.61 ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold...

.40 Carat Diamond Yellow White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Handmade 1920's Art Deco diamond engagement ring. Open work 14k yellow gold setting with ring with white gold accents and a .40ct Ole European cut center stone. engraved 12-25-25. ...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A deep blue lively oval cut sapphire weighing 1 carat is the center piece of this charming engagement ring. Mounted in hand-crafted platinum mounting the center gem is embellished by...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.55 Carat Diamond in Rose Gold Three-Stone Setting
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
This classic three-stone ring by Eytan Brandes has a distinctive, unexpected edge in vibrant rose gold -- perfect as an engagement or anniversary ring. The center stone is a 1.55 ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

4.60 Carat Hot Pink Spinel Marquise, White Gold Diamond Halo Cocktail Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stunning cocktail ring features a 4.60 carat, gem-quality, hot pink spinel set in an 18k gold and white diamond halo ring. The spinel is a spectacular fuchsia color with extraor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, White Diamond, White Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Mint Green Tourmaline Ring Gem 3.63 Carat Oval Loose Unset Gemstone
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Splendid 3.63 carat Mint Green Tourmaline oval gem, offered loose to a gem lover. Returns are accepted and paid by us within 7 days of delivery. We offer supreme custom jewelry work ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Tourmaline, Other, 18k Gold, Platinum

Shlomit Rogel, 3.09 Carat GRS Certified Natural Blue Sapphire and Diamonds Ring
Located in Ramatgan, IL
Shlomit Rogel - 3.09 CARAT GRS (Gem Research Swisslab) Certified Natural Blue Sapphire & Diamonds Ring A Unique Engagement ring! In this beautiful unique halo style ring, the combin...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Gold, White Gold

3.34 Carat Green Tourmaline Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ring has a magnificently beautiful Emerald Cut Green Tourmaline that weighs 2.45 Carats and has 26 Round Cut Diamonds weighing 0.89 Carats. (Clarity: VS, Color: F) The total car...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold 3.18 Carat GIA H VS2 Triple Ex Round Diamond Ring with Halo
Located in Montclair, NJ
This gorgeous custom made diamond engagement ring is newly crafted from solid 18k white gold. It features a GIA certified center stone that weighs exactly 1.53 carats with near-color...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

De Beers Platinum Oval Solitaire Diamond Ring - Size N1/2
Located in London, GB
De Beers Platinum Oval Solitaire Diamond Ring - 2.54ct Oval Cut Brilliant Diamond - Colour G, Clarity VS2 with no Fluorescence -Diamond measures 10.44x7.75x4.73mm - Platinum set ban...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Royal Ceylon Sapphire and White Diamonds on White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Vannes, FR
Discover this Royal Ceylon Sapphire and White Diamonds on White Gold Engagement Ring. Ceylon Sapphire 1,8 Carat Size 9/7 oval shape 12 Diamonds 1,2 Carat Brillant shape White Gold 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

FIA Certified Elegant 3.80 Carat Marquise Diamond Ring
Located in Calabasas, CA
This classic Marquise diamond ring will complement a classy lady. H color and VS1 clarity with Excellent polish. Wear it to an important event or every day, because it will match al...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Victorian Yellow Gold .90 Carat Solitaire Ring with GIA Graded Diamond
Located in Addison, TX
Here we have a beautiful Victorian ring that was inspired by the classic belcher style. The beautiful .90ct SI1 diamond is held in by 6 prongs, the K yellow gold mount has a smooth f...
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1940s Victorian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

8.32 Carat Emerald Diamond Three-Stone White Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
8.32 carat emerald and diamond white gold ring circa 1990. Showcasing a large oval emerald weighing 8.32 carats, between a pair of trilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.50 ...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold, White Gold

Tiffany & Co. GIA Certified 5.25 Carat E VS2 Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
This breathtaking, platinum, Tiffany & Co. ring features a GIA certified 5.25 carat emerald cut diamond of E color and VS2 clarity. Set in a signed ring with tapered baguettes = appr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Suzy Levian 14 Karat Two-Tone White or Rose Gold and Brown Diamond Halo Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
It's a taste you can see. This stunning ring from the Suzy Levian Limited Edition collection features a gorgeous round-cut, brown diamond (1.54ct) center stone with an array of white...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Diamond, White Gold, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose ...

GIA Certified Natural Light Yellow Oval & White Diamond Ring 2.78 Carat 18k Gold
Located in New York, NY
Raregemworld's stunning GIA Certified Natural Light Yellow (UV) Oval 2.16 carats Diamond Ring. Surrounded by 62 small round white diamonds 0.62cts. All beautifully mounted in 18K W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Edwardian 1.15 Carat Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Antique engagement ring set with an old Victorian cut diamond weighing 1.15 carats set in an eight claw open back elevated setting with step baguette diamond shoulders. Each shoulder...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Belcher Style 18 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This ring is a breathtaking example of a Belcher style Victorian era diamond ring. The solitaire diamond is held by six prongs leading to a beautiful simple and smooth gallery makin...
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1940s Victorian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Elegant 9.25 Carat Blue Sapphire and Diamond Baguette Ballerina Platinum Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Very elegant and timelessly classic ballerina style platinum estate cocktail ring features a rich, deep blue, 6.25 carat, pear shaped sapphire in the center. Sapphire is securely pro...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

11 Carat Blue Zircon Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
An amazing vibrant electric blue Zircon weighing 11 carats is the centerpiece of this beautiful 1960s ring. The perfectly cut oval brings out the full life and brilliance of this mys...
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1970s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Zircon, Platinum

Edwardian Platinum 2.19 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Here we have a spectacular 2.19Ct Brilliant cut Edwardian filigree ring. The details of this ring are unbelievably crisp and in pristine condition for its age. The floral filigree wo...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right engagement ring can prove daunting. Whether you’re looking for that perfect vintage engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds. 

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

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